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Yoga this Week – Decembeer 1, 2019


Hoping you all enjoyed the extended holiday weekend.    As the season becomes full with wonderful gatherings, activities and longer “to do” lists, try not to skip your practice.  It will help to keep you grounded, healthy and calm!  To encourage your attendance, put your name in the Reiki Box every time you come to class for a chance to win a Neal’s Yard Remedy Gift Set.  After the New Year, I will pull a name.  The more times your name is entered, the better chance you have to win!

 Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Chair Yoga 1030am

Tuesday Morning Yoga & Medittion 930am

Wednesday Morning 1030am NSPL Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Wednesday Evening Yoga 715pm

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga 930am

(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)

Check it Out

12th Annual Winter Solstice Gathering – Friday, December 20th at 7pm

1st Annual Imbolc Day Retreat to Relax & Renew- Saturday, February 8th 10 to 3pm  (selling out fast-only two spots open)

Click HERE for info  

Elevate, Connect & Enjoy our Sangha

Mantra, Music and Asana: Tuning into Vibration & Intention this Saturday November 12, 1-4pm

Long Island Yoga Association presents their November Workshop: Mantra, Music and Asana: Tuning into Vibration & Intention with Amy Perri, eRYT500 and friends. Discover how the elements of music, mantra and yoga come together in this uplifting, informative workshop. During this auspicious time that is flowing toward the season of gratitude, we will elevate our vibrations in body, mind and spirit to send out the energy of peace, love and non-violence in a world that so desperately needs each one of us to do so. As a yoga community, we will discover the amazing, energy-shifting power of both a gentle, slow-flow asana class and kirtan serenaded by the rhythms of live music. The day will begin with a dharma talk, followed by an asana class and conclude with a Live Musical Kirtan (A call and response form of group chanting). Amy on Harmonium, Dave DeBenedetto on Guitar and Jim Romeo on Percussion will lead you through original compositions of simple, ancient chants. This workshop is for all levels and no experience necessary.

Click on the link to sign up!!

Yoga this Week – February 15, 2016


    “Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you?  You are at your very best when things are worst”  Starman

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Utkatasana (chair pose)  exemplifies the amazing ability of the human spirit to rise up and find the strength, grace and power we didn’t even know we had.  We have all had experiences  where   the bottom seems to fall out from underneath our life; a devastating phone call comes or some unexpected turn of events sends life into a tailspin.   It is at precisely these times, when help seems to come out of nowhere; people organize themselves to help, families let go of their differences to work together for the common goal, friends come from all directions.  It is at our worst,  that we become our very best.

If you have a moment today, take chair pose for a few breaths.  Breathe into the grounding at your feet, feel how your heart lifts and your hands reach up toward the sky.  Embodying this powerful pose allows us to experience our own power and also the source of power around us that enables us to lift ourselves  up and bask in the light and love that is always there.  Thich Nhat Hahn says “No Mud, No Lotus” which means that we must go through the dark, the struggles, the sticky stuff to reveal our true beauty.   In the depths of the winter, dig deep and reach high.  Spring is surely on its way and  we await its coming with joy, strength and resolve.


Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday at 630pm – Private Class for Girl Scout Troop

Thursday Evening at 715pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)



This Friday night join us for Kirtan at the North Shore Public Library 7 to 830pm

Kirtan is a form of call and response singing and chanting mantra as a path to meditation, joy and connection.  No experience necessary and there is no charge.  Call the library at 939-4488 to register.

Yoga Jam!!  Sunday Morning February 21st at 9am – Yoga Jam is a fun, faced pace vinyasa flow set to a rockin’ playlist to ramp up our energy, move prana and build inner heat.  Please register – We need at least 5 students to make it happen!!

March 7th Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils returns!  There are currently three spots open.  $55 holds your spot, contact me for details.




Yoga This Week – November 23, 2015

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Much Love and Gratitude to all of you who continue to practice here.  We are not only yoga students that come together to practice, we are a community of like-minded individuals raising vibrations collectively to lift the energies within our community and the larger world.     I am truly humbled to be able to bring you this ancient practice in my home in the traditional way it was taught many thousands of years ago!  Much   gratitude to  all who find their way to our yoga room, sangha and into my heart.   Shanti, shanti, shanti!  Ooooommmmmm

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Yoga this Week – Scroll Down for Events


Happy Thanksgiving!!   There will only be Tuesday Morning Yoga this Week.  Try not to skip your practice.  Regular Schedule resumes next week.

Tuesday Morning Yoga at 930am will incorporate savasana with Reiki Energy and Essential Oils (if desired) and  a gratitude meditation.  Please bring a journal to capture your meditation insights if you like. 


I will be dropping off Our Food Pantry Bin collection Tuesday Afternoon, if you would like to contribute, It is much appreciated!!

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Win a 60 Minute Private Session

Put your name in the box everytime you come to class and be in the running for a 60 minute private lesson for you or someone you love.  The busy season ahead causes many of us to skip our self-care practices (like yoga)!  Why not make a commitment to take care of yourself this holiday season and be the best you can be.  The more times you make it to class and your name goes in the box the more chance you have to win.  The hour session can be used in any way you like; reiki, restorative, Vinyasa, meditation, essential oils, etc.  Winner will be drawn mid January


Bring a friend to Yoga and receive a Lavender Oil Roll to Go!

I am now blending essential oils for your pleasure outside the yoga room.  Many of you have asked me about the blends I commonly give out during savasana, click on the link on my website for details on the blends.  Sample them when you come to class!


Yoga Jam!  Saturday Morning, December 5th at 8:30 to 945am

Yoga Jam is a fun, Vinyasa flow incorporating energetic music, detoxing pranayama and an engaging sequence sure to leave you energized and uplifted. All levels welcome.  We need at minimum of students to sign up for this class to fly!  Sign up, its a blast and a great way to start the day.


Yoga with Live Music Fundraiser, Saturday,  December 12th 10am

North Shore Youth Council in Rocky Point.  Join me as we help the NSYC raise scholarship funds for local high school students getting ready for college.  $10 per person, all levels and ages welcome!


Save the Date for our Winter Solstice Celebration, Monday, December 21st at 7pm!  


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Beach Yoga with Live Music Wednesday at 7pm!!

Yoga, Beach, Sunset, Live Music!!! Doesn’t get better than that.    All levels and ages welcome…

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 Wednesday night we will have very special guest, Michael Braceland Smith back on the beach accompanying us with his melodic guitar playing.   Come and enjoy this beautiful experience!    

Class is at 7pm with Sunset at 8:30pm…Lets watch it go down – Broadway Beach in Rocky Point


 Click the link for more details

Namaste Sweet Ones,

See you on the Beach!!

Yoga this Week – November 30, 2014

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Greetings Dear Yoga Students,
We all know that change is inevitable, but yet we still long to cling to the known, the familiar, the comfortable.  George Harrison once said, “If we aren’t changing, we aren’t growing”.  Everything that grows must change.  It is just as important to our well being to accept and embrace change as it is to breathe.  Enjoy the moments of your day, embrace all that is in your life with enthusiasm knowing that you will never pass through this day again.  Be open to the shifting landscapes, the rise and fall of emotions, the ebb and flow of energy.  When the waves of change seem to be harsh and the seas are rough around you, remember that you are part of an amazing, vast ocean of movement through which you are inevitably being molded, changed and led in the direction of your divine destiny.
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Classes this Week
Meditative Monday at 715pm
Tuesday Morning 930am with meditation to follow class
Wednesday Evening Vinyasa Flow at 7:15pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed – Evening classes require a minimum of four students prior to 5pm to run)
Long Island Yoga Association December workshop, Holiday Luncheon and Kirtan on December 6th
A great way to kick off December by going in with Yoga Nidra by Mokshapriya and connecting outward by chanting with me!

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, December 18th at 7pm

All are welcome for Playful Yoga, Chanting, Intention Setting,  and Sangha – All Welcome – Please RSVP

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training – A 20 hour module facilitated by me at Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon – Open to all Yoga Teachers

December 13th, 17th and 21st – Contact me for details.  Would love to have you join me!

January 7th Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils – Reserve your spot…

Click on Event Page for more details…

Stay tuned for return of monthly  Yoga Jams & Reiki Circles, information on our Fall Equinox Retreat and Teen Classes as well as a beginners series coming in the New Year….

Possibilities abound as long as you believe, let go of fear and dive in

 (A Whisper To my doll)

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Yoga this Week – September 14, 2014

The Perfect Cup
Its time to see the flaws of myself and stop being alarmed
It’s time for me to halt my drive for perfection and to accept my blemishes
It’s time for me to receive slowly evolving growth;
the kind that comes in God’s own good time
and does not heed to my panicky pushing.
It’s time for me to embrace my humaness and love my incompleteness.
It’s time for me to cherish the unwanted,
to welcome the unknown,
to treasure the unfulfilled
If I wait untill I am perfect,
I will always be unsatified and ungrateful
If I wait until all the flaws,
chips and cracks disappear
I will be the cup that sits on the shelf and is never used
Greetings dearest yoga students,
Hope this email finds you embracing this day with all its so called “imperfections”.  The sooner we move into acceptance and embrace who we are in the moment and how our life is in the present, the sooner we will allow peace to flow within us. Think of the beauty of a tree, a landscape, an old picture or a favorite pair of worn out jeans; it is the imperfections that make them beautiful, interesting and alive.  By embracing our humaness we also acknowledge our divinity.  It is through this human experience that we come to know the sacred in life.   Do not wait, cease this day and open up to the ways in which you can be used to better the lives of those around you in any small way.  When you learn to love the imperfections in yourself, you unconciously give others the permission to accept and love themselves just as they are.  In your imperfections you are incredibly perfect and exactly who you are meant to be!
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Yoga this Week
Yoga this Week
**Meditation Monday Evening  at 7:15pm
A Meditative flow ending with time for a guided meditation and relaxation.  Appropriate for all Levels.
Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga with Meditation following Class
**Wednesday Evening Multi-Level Class 7:15pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
**Please NOTE that Evening Classes require a minimum of a four to sign up prior to 5pm day of class for it to run***
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Rocky Point Farmers and Artisans Market Fall Festival today 8 to 3pm

Music, Food and Fun!!!

Old Depot Park, Broadway & Prince Rd., Rocky Point

Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture on October 8th at 7 to 9pm.  Click the link to learn more.

Save the Date for a mini-yoga retreat!!!  What is Yoga?  An Experiential Journey with Amy Perri and Barbara Delledonne – November 2nd at the North Shore Public Library – Registration begins October 1st –

Fall Yoga Hike!!  Saturday Morning, October 20th – Relaxed walk through the woods to practice a gentle yoga class in natures studio – All ages and levels are welcomed!

Details to follow…

Watch for the return of monthly Yoga Jam in November and other fun yoga related events…

Namaste and enjoy this beautiful day!!


Breaking News!!! Live Music tonight for our Beach Class!!!

Yoga, Beach, Sunset, Live Music!!! Doesn’t get better than that. Hope you can make it for our last sunset yoga class!!!  All levels and ages welcome…

It is going to be awesome for sunset tonight!! Especially since we will have very special guest, Michael Braceland Smith back on the beach accompanying us with his melodic guitar playing.   Come and enjoy this beautiful experience!    

Class tonight is at 630pm – Sunset is at 730 and it is shaping up to be a beauty



Need more info?  Click on the link below for directions and details on beach yoga.

Namaste Sweet Ones,

See you on the Beach!!

Yoga this Week – August 16, 2014

 **Beach Yoga Tomorrow Morning at 8:45am***    

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“It is the wilderness in
the mind, the desert wastes in the heart through which one wanders lost and a stranger. When one is a
stranger to oneself then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one
cannot touch others.” 
 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

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Namaste dear yoga students,

What a wonderful discussion ensued around the Gift from the Sea at our book discussion at Cedar Beach Friday night.    It is amazing how yogic wisdom is weaved throughout this precious body of work.  The central themes rotating around the need for solitude and creative pursuits in order to find your inner self as well as the importance in accepting and embracing changes in relationships and within ourselves.  If you haven’t gotten a chance to read it, I would highly recommend it.  As someone said in our discussion; as soon as you open the book and begin reading, it creates a calm flow of energy inside of you, both within the imagery of the beach and the beautiful, poetic rhythm of her words.  Hoping to do another book discussion in the future.  Thank you to all who attended for the conversation, insights, laughter and connection.  Oh and special thanks to the Gift from the Sea!

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Yoga this Week

Sunday Mornining at 8:45am

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Morning at 10am at NSPL

Wednesday Evening at 7pm on the Beach

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)



Camp DeWolfe Restoration Retreat is scheduled for September 13-14th n Wading River

I will be leading the Kirtan on Saturday Evening.  Click on the link for more info

Meditative Monday Evenings will begin after Labor Day in September.  This class will be a meditative flow class ending with a sitting meditation and relaxation.

Watch for upcoming Live Musical Chanting and Yoga as well as Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture coming in October




Yoga this Week – March 30, 2014

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**The Spring is bringing a lot of new energy and attendance at our classes have been filling up**
****Please abide by the PARKING GUIDELINES and be mindful when you reserve a spot in class****
Thank You!!
Watch for Monday evening’s return to schedule within the up coming month. 
This class will be a more gentle/meditative approach appropriate for all levels and will include a guided meditation before savasana. 
“One cannot step twice in the same river, for fresh waters are forever flowing”
May this quote remind us that our futile thoughts of  reliving past experiences keep us from being in the present.  Approaching your  yoga, your commitments and your day with an open mind, heart and fresh perspective will allow you learn the lessons from the past and move forward in your practice and life with hope, enthusiasm and open-mindedness.  Enjoy and find comfort in the fresh waters that are forever flowing within you and around you.  Jai!!
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Yoga this Week
Tuesday Morning 9:30am with Meditation to follow class
Wednesday Evening at 730pm
Friday Morning 9:30am  Healing/Gentle Yoga

Hoping your river flows to yoga class this week.  Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed. 

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April 12th at both the 9am and 11am classes at Peconic River Yoga in Aquebogue, I will again be providing musical chanting with Kate, Director of PRY leading asana.  The studio is a wonderful place to practice and its a beautiful ride out to the North Fork.   , Click on the link to sign up.  Regular Class Fees apply

The next Yoga Jam is scheduled for April 19thCome on Yoga Jammers….Yoga Jam is a fun, freeing, faced paced flow class set to rockin, rhythmic music meant to fire up the body, mind and spirit.  All Levels Welcome.  Saturday, April 12th at 830-945am.  We  need four students to sign up for class to fly…please reserve

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils scheduled for Monday, April 14th at 730pm

This session is now FULL – if you have signed up, please get your prepayment in, if you would like to be on the wait list for a spot, let me know.

 Cost is $50 and holds your spot.

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is just about full, just a couple spots left. April 26-27th.  Please note that a wonderful massage therapist is now joining the retreat offering aromatherapy massages throught the day and evening Saturday the 26th.  Call the studio to reserve if you like.

Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Click on the link to sign up…their new studio renovation is now complete and it is amazing!!

Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Windham Retreat Center, Windham NY
Led by Brian Miller and the group at Mind Body Adventures
Consider joining my for this special 4 day/3night escape into the mountains of Windham!  Benjamin Craig and I will be co-facilitating our Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil sessions during the weekend which also includes hiking, meditation, Sangha and more.  Click on the link for more information.
Lokha Samasta Sukino Bhavantu